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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

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Title

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Other title

The West Arnhem Wire

Creator

West Arnhem Shire Council

Collection

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Date

2013-10-31

Location

Jabiru

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers; West Arnhem Region; Arnhem Land (N.T.); Newspapers; Periodicals

Publisher name

West Arnhem Shire Council

Place of publication

Jabiru

Series

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Volume

Edition 304, 31 October 2013

Previously known as

The West Arnhem Wire

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

Copyright owner

West Arnhem Shire Council

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/247787

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/574509

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West Arnhem Wire - Fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang 3 The West Arnhem Wire | 31 October 2013 Jabiru has taken out the Resource Recovery gong for the fifth time in six years at the Territory Tidy Town Awards. Every year Jabiru is one of the only remote Territory towns to offer comprehensive recycling, including extensive sorting at the landfill site. The awards were presented in Alice Springs last month. RESOURCE RECOVERY AWARD The Jabiru recycling project which recycles thousands of dollars worth of waste from Jabiru every year won the Resource Recovery Award. Jabiru won similar awards for the same program in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and was the only community or town in the Territory to provide triple recycling system to its residents: a public place voluntary drop-off recycling system; a residential kerbside recycling system; and an extensive sorting system at their landfill site. West Arnhem Shire Council Jabiru Service Manager Ian Lindsay said his recycling project was the envy of the Territory. Resource recovery is a core service here in Jabiru, Mr Lindsay said. Every year we sort through the general waste in Jabiru to recover tons of aluminium cans and tons of non-ferrous metals, along with plastic, bottles, batteries, air conditioners and gas bottles. Other Shires are looking to us to see how they can recycle better. Jabiru has won the Resource Recovery Award in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and once again in 2013 The Shire works crew also extract and stockpile larger materials including car bodies, scrap metal, refrigerators, oil and copper wire. These materials are then on-sold to recycling companies in Darwin, netting much needed revenue for the Shire. Keep Australia Beautiful Council Northern Territory CEO Heimo Schober said that although recovery of resources is not a core business, it is a responsibility that the West Arnhem Shire Council takes seriously, and with pride through the efforts of Ian and his team. Jabiru is one of the only remote towns to offer recylcing It is always a pleasure to be able to recognise and promote the work that any dedicated individuals and communities are undertaking to continuously improve the social and environmental developments within their own communities across the Territory, Mr Schober said. Titjikala, a desert community 120km southeast of Alice Springs, won the Territorys Tidy Town Award for 2013 as well as two category awards. Gunbalanyas internal bitumen roads are getting a facelift, thanks to West Arnhem Shire and an Australian Government grant. Preparatory works commenced this week. All internal roads, except for those in the new subdivision, will be resealed and have work undertaken on road shoulders. Resealing will prolong the life of the road, and prevent further deterioration due rain and extreme weather conditions. Works are expected to be completed by the end of November. JABIRU RECYCLES SAME AWARD FOR RESOURCE RECOVERY ROADWORKS COMMENCE IN GUNBALANYA TOWNSHIP From pg 1. JJabiru Service Manager with West Arnhem Shire Ian Lindsay (third from left) in Alice Springs to collect Jabirus fifth Resource Recovery Award in six years. The Tidy Town Awards are run by Keep Australia Beautiful NT that aims to implement programs that encourage Territory people and their communities to enhance their environmental wellbeing.